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8 Things Every Smartphone User Should Consider When Getting A New Phone by Hope4thebest: 11:55am On Nov 03, 2019
Have you ever gotten a phone and felt like you made a terrible choice? Or felt like you should have gotten some other phone instead of the one you got? I have worn those shoes too. In fact, some of the most challenging purchase decisions today are those related to technology. In some cases, its because of the rate at which one technology is being replaced by another and in other cases it is because of the little knowledge some people have as relating to the gadgets that they use.
Before 2013, buying a phone was a relatively easy decision to make but with the introduction of affordable android phones into the Nigerian market, we have seen the competition for the top place in the market and customer loyalty tighten with each new release. As much as this means that we have better phones for really cheap prices, it also means that we now have more options to choose from and more options demand for better precision from customers. So lets help you make the best phone purchase decision you have made in a while. Here are some of the things you should consider when going to get a phone.

1. Purpose Of Usage
Not in popular opinion, I do not think lots of persons put the purpose of the phone into consideration before they get it but I still think that this would save you a lot of stress as you begin to consider the smartphone to buy. Smartphones are built with different capacities and these features go a long way to determine their functions. For example, phones powered by teh Snapdragon 835, are said to be the fastest phones of today. This means that they can process faster and multitask more than earlier editions of smartphones. So, before ordering a new phone you have to determine if you would be running a lot of heavy applications (like some photo editing apps and games) or not.

2. Brand
With the tsunami of smartphones that hit the market every year, picking one becomes really difficult but having a particular brand in mind makes it simpler to streamline your options. There are plenty brands to choose from so you might want to stick with a brand that tickles your fancy the most and gives you the best UX (User experience).

3. O.S(OPERATING SYSTEM)
A mobile operating system is built to manage the core functions of a mobile phone, it is responsible for defining and identifying features and functions of a mobile phone. There are several operating systems available for mobile phones but the most popular ones in the Nigerian smartphone market are the Android and the iOS and most likely you might have to choose between one of both options but some other mobile OS available for phones include the Blackberry OS, Windows mobile, LIMo, Maemo, Bada, Qtopia, etc.

4. Android (software) version
You certainly do not want to be the one with a phone that does not support latest application updates, but if you do not mind being behind the trend, you can scratch this off you considerations. But if not, the software version is a very important part of your purchasing as it will help to not just narrow down your options, but also help ensure that your purchase is within the purlieus of something recent.

5. Processor speed
The wave of smartphones that hit the Nigerian market also made certain terminologies popular. One of such terms is the very popular (hanging). This is used to describe a situation when a mobile phone gets stuck and this happens when the processor of a phone cannot efficiently process all the information that it is given to, at the same time.

6. RAM AND ROM
They are not the same neither are they bunch of letters, the RAM (Random Access Memory) refers to the part of the phone that works with the processor, the bigger the RAM, the more things the phone can process. While the ROM (Read Only Memory) refers to the part of the phone that stores your information (inbuilt storage). So you might want to get a phone with a lot of ROM storage if you are the type that store lots of files but even with that do not forget to always backup and if you are the mobile gaming enthusiast, a 2gb RAM might just be your best starting point.

6. Camera
Today, this one is as important as the entire phone itself. Everyone wants to take clearer pictures, preserve colourful memories and the smartphones of today have given us a way of preserving wonderful pictures without having to own a camera. Cameras are rated in pixels and the higher the pixel, the clearer the image would be. 13 megapixels is a good place to start your search for a new phone with good camera and we will not forget to leave you some likes on the gram.

7. Battery Capacity
I honestly think this is the heart of the Nigerian smartphone market. This is extremely important especially for days when you might have to be on long road trips and days when NEPA chooses to pay you a silent visit. This is a key consideration today, even if your power bank can power heaven. Battery capacities are measured in mAh and there are two types of battery designs in smartphones: the removable and the inbuilt batter. Inbuilt batteries tend to have higher ratings and allow for sleeker phone designs. A good place to start searching is 3,500mAh.

Other things to consider would include the screen resolution, length and width of phone, hardware design, these would all boll down to personal preference. However, no matter what phone you end up buying do remember that the only imperfection to a perfect instrument is the user.

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Re: 8 Things Every Smartphone User Should Consider When Getting A New Phone by Timileyin1234(m): 12:04pm On Nov 03, 2019
So sd835 is the fastest of today. When&where did u copy this.

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Re: 8 Things Every Smartphone User Should Consider When Getting A New Phone by Nobody: 2:33pm On Nov 03, 2019
Well researched

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Re: 8 Things Every Smartphone User Should Consider When Getting A New Phone by Androidking: 9:58pm On Nov 03, 2019
One forgot another important things, *BUDGET*

Ur budget will help u determine what to pick over another, example like picking ba3 over camera or picking ram over ba3, etc and vise versa

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Re: 8 Things Every Smartphone User Should Consider When Getting A New Phone by MANNABBQGRILLS: 7:11am On Nov 04, 2019
Very good thread.

Thanks OP!


rowland545:
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He doesn't want us to be hungry o.
What a nice wailer dis tin is.
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Re: 8 Things Every Smartphone User Should Consider When Getting A New Phone by Jestin: 7:12am On Nov 04, 2019
Who naked nor dey deep hand for pocket

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Re: 8 Things Every Smartphone User Should Consider When Getting A New Phone by chibu4u2(m): 7:12am On Nov 04, 2019
grin
Re: 8 Things Every Smartphone User Should Consider When Getting A New Phone by Nobody: 7:13am On Nov 04, 2019
Nice but most important is your pocket

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Re: 8 Things Every Smartphone User Should Consider When Getting A New Phone by Freemanbobble: 7:13am On Nov 04, 2019
Okay
Re: 8 Things Every Smartphone User Should Consider When Getting A New Phone by MISTAICEY02288(m): 7:15am On Nov 04, 2019
Issokay... I'm jejely rocking my Nextbit Robin with Lineage OS custom rom. Now running Android 9 grin

That being said, potential phone buyers should also consider if their phones can be modified to get custom roms in case they wish to do so later... tongue

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Re: 8 Things Every Smartphone User Should Consider When Getting A New Phone by b0rn2fuck(m): 7:19am On Nov 04, 2019
Camera is always the last things on my mind and why the manufacture even advertise its more make hate the product, who are we even snapping to impress with pikin to cater for

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Re: 8 Things Every Smartphone User Should Consider When Getting A New Phone by MrVegina(m): 7:21am On Nov 04, 2019
MANNABBQGRILLS:
Very good thread.

Thanks OP!

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Re: 8 Things Every Smartphone User Should Consider When Getting A New Phone by rowland545(m): 7:21am On Nov 04, 2019
MANNABBQGRILLS:
Very good thread.

Thanks OP!
when do u usually have time to grill your dead meat if you are always on every thread

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Re: 8 Things Every Smartphone User Should Consider When Getting A New Phone by FamousMonk: 7:25am On Nov 04, 2019
You forgot the porn downloading speed.

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Re: 8 Things Every Smartphone User Should Consider When Getting A New Phone by fruqy(m): 7:30am On Nov 04, 2019
Snapdragon 855+ is the fastest processor today. Not Snapdragon 835

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Re: 8 Things Every Smartphone User Should Consider When Getting A New Phone by Jh0wsef(m): 7:32am On Nov 04, 2019
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Re: 8 Things Every Smartphone User Should Consider When Getting A New Phone by MISTAICEY02288(m): 7:37am On Nov 04, 2019
rowland545:
when do u usually have time to grill your dead meat if you are always on every thread

He's obviously a nuisance who wants to be noticed here or probably wants Lala to give him an Admin role

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Re: 8 Things Every Smartphone User Should Consider When Getting A New Phone by thariodamaniac(m): 7:38am On Nov 04, 2019
Blackberry OS, snapdragon 835
This is a very old post I guess

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Re: 8 Things Every Smartphone User Should Consider When Getting A New Phone by omoadeleye(m): 7:41am On Nov 04, 2019
I want 8 new things
Re: 8 Things Every Smartphone User Should Consider When Getting A New Phone by Celexralno: 7:43am On Nov 04, 2019
How does it affect the fact that when you get to alaba international market u won't be scammed
Re: 8 Things Every Smartphone User Should Consider When Getting A New Phone by Originakalokalo(m): 7:51am On Nov 04, 2019
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Re: 8 Things Every Smartphone User Should Consider When Getting A New Phone by Offpoint: 7:54am On Nov 04, 2019
The only thing I need on phone is STORAGE AND SPEED
The rest are inconsequential to me.

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Re: 8 Things Every Smartphone User Should Consider When Getting A New Phone by LOGOBELT: 7:55am On Nov 04, 2019
Ok noted



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Re: 8 Things Every Smartphone User Should Consider When Getting A New Phone by MANNABBQGRILLS: 7:56am On Nov 04, 2019
rowland545:
when do u usually have time to grill your dead meat if you are always on every thread
Oh, this wailer care so much about our business.
He doesn't want us to be hungry o.
What a nice wailer dis tin is.
Oya, take the attention you crave for badly little Rowland!

GBAS GBOS.......

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Re: 8 Things Every Smartphone User Should Consider When Getting A New Phone by Iammicboy(m): 8:01am On Nov 04, 2019
Pls is it bad to use Samsung s8 plus nw?

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Re: 8 Things Every Smartphone User Should Consider When Getting A New Phone by LZAA: 8:01am On Nov 04, 2019
MANNABBQGRILLS:
Very good thread.

Thanks OP!



Oh, this wailer care so much about our business.
He doesn't want us to be hungry o.
What a nice wailer dis tin is.
Supporter of corruption and criminals.

Oya, take the attention you crave for badly little Rowland below......

Re: 8 Things Every Smartphone User Should Consider When Getting A New Phone by trinity227(m): 8:04am On Nov 04, 2019
Kartwing:
Nice info so which phone is more preferable am asking for a friend sha


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Re: 8 Things Every Smartphone User Should Consider When Getting A New Phone by MrVegina(m): 8:07am On Nov 04, 2019
MANNABBQGRILLS:

Oh, this wailer care so much about our business.
He doesn't want us to be hungry o.
What a nice wailer dis tin is.
Oya, take the attention you crave for badly little Rowland!

GBAS GBOS.......

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